Essential Worker Spotlight: Wes Ng

When Nancy Au-Yeung snapped a photo of Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) Superintendent Wes Ng in action, surrounded by an underground lair of pipes, she didn’t think it would give others such an in-depth peek into the everyday challenges essential workers face at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Au-Yeung’s amazing photo has since been…

SFPUC Social Impact Firms Step Up in the Bayview During COVID-19 Crisis

Two firms are doing their part to make a major impact in the Bayview community during the COVID-19 crisis. Pankow and MWH Constructors/Webcor Builders Joint Venture are two firms that the SFPUC are contracting with for major Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) projects in the Bayview. Both firms are designated SFPUC Social Impact Partnership allies…

A Day in the Life: Meet Meg-Anne Pryor

Even before Meg-Anne Pryor’s interview begins, she is already on a call in her Burlingame office with one of her 75 apprentices. She is approachable yet assertive over the phone, and as the first African-American female District Apprentice Coordinator in Operating Engineers Local 3 Union history, it is not hard to see why. Pryor is…

Workforce Development Spotlight: Al Smith

For Al Smith, a career in the construction industry never comes too late. As a Laborer apprentice from San Francisco who grew up in Bayview-Hunters Point, Smith is currently working for Western Water, a subcontractor on WW–628 Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) New Headworks Facility – Bruce Flynn Pump Station. “I kind of waited late in…